Faculty and Staff

  • Tracy McBane
    Program Assistant for Mathematics and Statistics, and Computing Sciences
    Duke 209
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6257
  • Ayesha Delpish
    Associate Professor of Statistics and Education
    Duke 204D
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6204

    Dr. Ayesha Delpish joined the Elon University in the Fall of 2005.  Dr. Delpish specializes in educational measurement & testing, and multivariate statistics, including Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reliability Theory, Item-Response Theory, and related quantitative methods. She is also very interested in understanding how students learn statistical concepts.

    Dr. Delpish regularly presents at state and national conferences for statistical and educational associations. A native of the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Dr. Delpish currently serves as the Associate Dean of the School of Education.

  • Skip Allis
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 307B
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6250

    Dr. Allis has been a member of the Mathematics (now Mathematics and Statistics) department at Elon since 1995 when he completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.  More recently he has been pursuing a PhD in Higher Education from UNCG.  His research interests are in developmental education at public community college, especially related to who teaches the courses.

    Skip's wife, Celeste, is the Dean of Mathematics and Science at Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, NC.  They have no children, but together they have 12 cats and are currently fostering kittens for the Guilford County Animal Shelter.  Skip enjoys watching sports, currently especially football and European soccer.

  • Crista Arangala
    Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Duke 209F
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6249
    Specialty: Teacher Scholar

    Dr. Crista Arangala is Professor of Mathematics at Elon University.

    She received degrees from Allegheny College, PA, and the University of Cincinnati. She is a numerical analyst with interests in partial differential equations and inverse problems but currently focuses much of her energy on undergraduate research. Upon coming to Elon in 2000, she mentored over 35 students in undergraduate research projects, many of which are related to applied linear algebra. Dr. Arangala is very interested in inquiry learning both in and outside of the classroom. She has published two books related to inquiry learning in the classroom, Exploring Linear Algebra: Labs and Projects with Mathematica and Exploring Calculus: Labs and Projects with Mathematica.   Her text (co-authored with Karen Yokley and Nick Luke) Mathematical Modeling: Branching Beyond Calculus is due out later this year.  Dr. Arangala is the co-director (and co-founder) of the Elon Traveling Science Center, where Elon undergraduate students develop science and math exhibits for both local and international exhibitions. She served as a Fulbright Scholar in Sri Lanka in 2014.




  • Chad Awtrey
    Associate Professor of Mathematics and Associate Director of Undergraduate Research
    Duke 204C
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6299
    Specialty: Number theory, undergraduate research

    Dr. Awtrey joined Elon University in 2010 after completing his graduate work at Arizona State University. His main research interests lie in algebraic number theory, p-adic fields, and computational Galois theory.

    A passionate proponent of undergraduate research, Dr. Awtrey regularly engages undergraduates in problems related to his research program, and he fosters a commitment in his students to disseminate their work through publications and national/regional presentations. This work has been supported by several grants:

    In recognition of his success in mentoring undergraduate research, Dr. Awtrey received the 2014 Early Career Mentoring Award from the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science within the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). In 2015, Elon University awarded Dr. Awtrey the A.L. Hook Endowed Professorship.

    A dedicated teacher-scholar, Dr. Awtrey received the Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award while at Arizona State in 2008, and he was chosen as a 2010 national Project NExT fellow. From 2012-2014, Dr. Awtrey's SoTL research on Writing to Learn and Writing in the Disciplines was supported by a grant through Elon University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. In 2016, Dr. Awtrey received the Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member from the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

    Since 2014, Dr. Awtrey has served as a councilor for both CUR and Pi Mu Epsilon (PME), the national mathematics honor society. For PME, he has served as the Business Manager of the PME Journal (2014-2017) and as Secretary-Treasurer (2017-2020). In addition, he currently serves as Co-Organizer for the UNC Greensboro Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference and as an editor for the North Carolina Journal of Mathematics and Statistics.

    Dr. Awtrey's Homepage.

  • Jim Beuerle
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 209B
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6284

    I have been a member of the Math and Statistics department since 2000. I did my graduate work in group theory, where I focused on Nonabelian Tensor Squares of metacyclic p-Groups.

    In the Fall of 2015 I will be teaching 2 sections of Calculus I and a section of Discrete Structures.

    While not at school, I like spending time with my daughters Lauren and Rachel. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, woodworking, COOKING, playing golf; both the disc variety and ball variety, and reading science fiction novels. I am a member of the AMS, MAA, NCCTM, NCSM and USGA(golf).

  • Bob Booth
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    No Building Available
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244


    I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  I earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics at UNC Chapel Hill. My current research interests include partial differential equations, analysis, and mathematical physics.  I am particularly interested in wave equations, nonlinear phenomena, and problems motivated by general relativity. 

    These research areas have heavy overlap with geometric analysis, semiclassical analysis (essentially the so-called “classical-quantum correspondence”), harmonic analysis, as well as applied mathematics and theoretical physics.  In the past, I have focused on condensed matter physics and materials science.

    Please visit my website (my CV is available on the website).

  • Jeff Clark
    Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 307C
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6248

    I've been teaching mathematics at Elon since 1988, with a year off (1991-1992) for good behavior.

    Member:  American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America

  • Andrew Dellinger
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 201A
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5328

    Dr. Andrew Dellinger joined the faculty of Elon University in Fall 2013. He is currently teaching MTH110. As recently as December, 2013, he performed statistical analysis for phase I clinical cancer trials at Duke University, and developed new statistical methods for pathway analysis and survival analysis in cancer and NAFLD. He was at Duke University from 2006-2013 performing bioinformatic and statistical analyses on cancer and human genetic studies. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from NCSU in 2006, with his B.S. in Computer Science from NCSU in 2000, and with his B.S. in Pharmacy from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1997. He is a native of Hickory, North Carolina.

  • Kirstie Doehler
    Associate Professor of Statistics
    Global Commons 210
    2675 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6473

    I am an Associate Professor of Statistics.  I received my Ph.D. in Statistics in 2006 under the direction of Dr. Marie Davidian.

    Please visit my web site and take a look at my CV.


  • Todd Lee
    Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 307A
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6256

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  • Jan Mays
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
    Duke 201C
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6297

    Prof. Mays received her B.S. and M.Ed degrees from UNC-Greensboro.  She began teaching at Elon in 2003.  Her main academic interests are in math education, calculus, and general studies. She is the coordinator for the secondary mathematics teacher licensure program.  She has mentored students in mathematics and math education research.  She is a member of NCTM, AMTE, and NCCTM and has presented at both NCTM and NCCTM conferences. 


  • Kristen Mazur
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
    Duke 307E
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5233

    I joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the fall of 2014 after spending a year as a visiting assistant professor at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. I earned my PhD in mathematics from the University of Virginia in May 2013 where my graduate work was in the abstract mathematics field of algebraic topology.

    While teaching mathematics and statistics, I strive for the progressive growth of my students and myself by using the subject material to develop critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies. My classroom engages students through inquiry based learning and active learning techniques. Moreover, my personal goal is to continually improve as an educator by learning about the latest successful teaching strategies, trying new activities, and teaching new topics.

    I have numerous research interests and am currently working on a diverse set of projects. First, I am interested in applying geometric methods to the science of approval voting, and recently my collaborators and I wrote this paper on approval voting in product societies. Further, I have begun a project in the scholarship of teaching and learning in hopes of improving my understanding of my students. Specifically, I am analyzing data on students’ perceptions of engagement in a calculus 1 course. Finally, I am completing a project on Mackey functors and Tambara functors that began during my graduate career.

    In addition to teaching and learning, I enjoy hiking with my husband and dog, playing ultimate, and volunteering with the animal rescue group, Paws4Ever.

  • Andrea Metts
    Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics
    Duke 209C
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6654

    I hold a BS in Biostatistics from the School of Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill.  I earned my doctorate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Medical University at South Carolina.


    I have taught at Elon as an adjunct faculty member for 15 years, and am now full time.

  • Lisa Rosenberg
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
    Duke 201B
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6244

    Lisa Rosenberg, a Senior Lecturer, joined the Mathematics & Statistics Department at Elon in 2000. Originally from Long Island, she completed her undergraduate and graduate work at Binghamton University, NY.  She holds graduate degrees in both Mathematics and Mathematics Education.  

    Lisa's teaching career focuses primarily on courses within the Elon Core Curriculum- specifically teaching serveral courses of General Statistics each year.  She also teaches math content courses to the  pre-service elementary/middle grades /and special education students at Elon.   Lisa also has experience teaching General Statistics online over the summer term.

    In 2004, Lisa co-published a paper entitled "Math and Education Faculty Working Together to Improve Content Knowledge for Pre-service Elementary Teachers", in the Proceedings from the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.  

    Throughout her tenure at Elon, Lisa has presented at national conferences, edited many mathematics & statistics manuscripts, and chaired numerous committees.  Most recently, she presented at the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference (IWAC) in MN in June 2014.  

    In 2014, Lisa was awarded a $5000 Writing Excellence Grant to purchase a classroom set of tablets.  Her scholarship is currently focusing on the effectiveness of using tablets for peer review within the General Statistics classroom.  She co-presented her work at the Teaching & Learning Conference in August 2014. The talk was entilted "Pixel Power: Three Ways to Engage Students with Mobile Devices."  


  • Alan Russell
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 204B
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6243
    Alan Russell is associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and associate professor of Mathematics. His research and publications focus on teaching and learning strategies using multiple software applications as well as origami manipulatives in the mathematics and statistics classrooms.  He has also published on the involvement of undergraduates seeking teaching licensure as co-investigators of teaching and learning projects.   Alan has a long history of leading professional development with both K-12 teachers and higher ed faculty on the use of multiple strategies and materials to enhance interactive classrooms.
  • Insuk Shim
    Instructor in Mathematics
    Duke 209D
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5783
  • Laura Taylor
    Associate Professor of Statistics
    Duke 307F
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6493
    Specialty: Statistics

    Dr. Laura Taylor has been at Elon University since Fall 2008.  She is an Associate Professor of Statistics. Dr. Taylor primarily teachers courses in the Statistics major.  Her research interests include statistics education and recurrent competing risks. Dr. Taylor is the faculty advisor to Mathematics/Statistics Club and the statistics honor society, Mu Sigma Rho.

  • Aaron Trocki
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 209E
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5757
    Aaron Trocki joined the Elon faculty in 2014 providing instruction in Calculus and prospective teacher content courses. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics in Illinois before moving to North Carolina. Since his move in 2003, he has taught in a number of public schools, community colleges, and universities and has completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education at North Carolina State University. His academic interests include calculus teaching, technology, teacher education, classroom discourse, philosophy of science, and history of mathematics. He is originally from Chicago, Illinois and enjoys spending time traveling, reading, watching foreign films, running, hiking and playing disc golf.
  • Ryne Vankrevelen
    Lecturer in Statistics
    Duke 108E
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6251
    Ryne VanKrevelen joined the Elon Department of Mathematics and Statistics in Fall of 2015 as an adjunct assistant professor before being hired as a lecturer in 2016. He earned his B.S. while studying statistics and philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Iowa. He graduated in May 2015 with a thesis titled "Improved Interval Estimation of Comparative Treatment Effects." He enjoys collaborative research with faculty from other fields as well as mentoring undergraduate research (particularly related to statistics and baseball). In his spare time he loves to watch baseball, go hiking in the many North Carolina state parks, and spend time with his wife and their two dogs.
  • Mark Weaver
    Assistant Professor of Statistics
    Duke 209A
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6218
    Specialty: Design and analysis of randomized trials; statistcs; biostatistics
    Dr. Mark Weaver joined the Elon Statistics faculty in 2018 as an Assistant Professor. He completed his PhD in Biostatistics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. Prior to joining Elon, he had been working primarily as a collaborating/consulting researcher at Family Health International (now FHI360), Rho, Inc., and UNC-CH. Dr. Weaver's main areas of statistical interest include analysis of longitudinal and survival data, design, analysis, and interpretation of individually- and cluster-randomized trials, and analysis of data from complex sampling designs.
  • Karen Yokley
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 307G
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5866
    Specialty: Mathematical Modeling/Biomathematics

    Karen Yokley received her Ph.D. in applied mathematics with a concentration in computational mathematics from North Carolina State University in 2005.  Immediately following the completion of her Ph.D., Dr. Yokley worked as a post-doctoral fellow in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency until she joined the Elon University faculty in 2008.  Her primary research focus is modeling biological systems with ordinary differential equations, but she also is very interested in connections between art and mathematics.  She has published her research in multiple journals, including Bulletin of Mathematical Biology and Risk Analysis.  Dr. Yokley’s husband, Dr. Nicholas Luke, is also an applied mathematician, and they have one son (who may or may not follow in his parents’ mathematical footsteps).

  • Xinyu Feng
    Adjunct Instructor in Mathematics
    No Building Available
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244